photo by Cass Studios Salt Lake City

This website is about falling down and getting back up again.

After a series of cataclysmic events that occurred within a very short period of time, I went from being a successful journalist and business owner who lived on a beautiful ranch with her own horses,  dogs and cats, to a traumatized homeless woman who was abducted and then repeatedly stalked, beaten and sexually assaulted by a man employed by a homeless outreach center.

It’s quite a story and if you haven’t already read it in the Washington Post, you can do so now by Clicking Here.

In May of 2017,  after two years of homelessness, I uttered a life-changing prayer, let go of an entire belief system that was hurting me, got up from a park bench on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, and began creating a new life. I had nothing, save for a back pack and a garbage bag. No money. No identification. No family to turn to for help.

Starting again from Ground Zero has been the most challenging thing I have ever done.  I have come a long way and I am determined to travel much, much farther, as I am learning that the strength of the human spirit is beyond anything I ever imagined.  I have also learned that there is great need for trauma-informed journalism that delves into the complexities of collapse as well as the very real possibilities for remarkable recoveries.  I am emerging as a writer and speaker who specializes in filling that need.

Please take a look at the stories on the Published Work page to read some of my most recent essays and articles.

I am grateful that you are here!